The Bristol Sustainable Schools Conference

You can read comments about the outcomes of the sustainable schools conference in Bristol on the SSA website.  These are from headteacher Neil Jones, who’s a member of the SSA management board, and a SEEd Trustee.  Neil blogs here. His comments begin … The National Sustainable Schools Conference was held at Bristol University Students Union on July 2nd.   This year…

Goal Zero – news from CAT

  Zero Carbon Britain is a key research project from the Centre for Alternative Technology. This long-established Centre in Wales sets out to show that a modern, zero-emissions society is possible using technology available today. You can access CAT’s zero carbon Britain blog here, and subscribe here to its newsletter.

Love Parks Week

People up and down the country will be celebrating Love Parks Week, made possible through support from the Big Lottery Fund, with events and activities for all from July 24 – August 2. As a part of this annual celebration of parks, now in its ninth year, parks around the country will be hosting events…

A more sustainable Carlisle

Two years ago, the Sustainability Carlisle Network approached Northumbria University’s Architecture Department asking for help with designing an urban farm in the city. Four international final year students took up the challenge and have come up with innovative plans for a site in the Currock district of Carlisle. This will provide sustainable food, including fish and…

It’s the big butterfly count

Butterfly Conservation is organising a count of our butterflies.  You can see the detail here. The big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world’s biggest survey of butterflies.  Over 44,000 people took part in 2014, counting almost…

Climate Ops

Is there a place on earth that means the world to you? A place that, if it was to disappear because of climate change, would leave you devastated? A new initiative, ARTE, gives you the opportunity to share your own experience of nature and a chance to be heard by the decision-makers of our planet.…

Living with the Land

Living With The Land is a new series of nine short films that are free to view and distribute.  You can watch the first two films here.  The first explores Martin Crawford’s 25 year old forest garden in Devon, and the second discovers the beauty of natural building techniques. Produced by Permaculture People, the films show…

Maize on Sunday

Did you catch BBC One’s Countryfile last Sunday? Soil Association, CEO, Helen Browning discussed maize growing in the UK, and the problems this causes.  This year is the UN’s International Year of Soils and the Soil Association is campaigning for soil health and preservation to be taken seriously. Coincidentally (or not), the environmental damage maize crops can have on our soils and…